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Rasmus Hojlund: It has been surreal to play with one Man United teammate



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Rasmus Højlund has admitted that it’s been ‘surreal’ for him to play with one Manchester United teammate this season.

Højlund, 21, enjoyed a successful end to his first season at United by winning the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

The young striker scored 16 times in his debut campaign at Old Trafford, a respectable return considering the circumstances throughout the season.

At just 21 years of age, Højlund was often the only available striker for manager Erik ten Hag and would sometimes struggle to get involved in games where his team were failing to possess control.

Yet, despite all the issues, the boyhood United fan won silverware and ended the season as the club’s top goalscorer.

“It’s been great. Personally, it’s been a good year for me, and I’ve tried a lot of things,” he told Tibsbladet. “I’ve played in the Premier League and the Champions League, and it’s something I’ve always dreamed of. I have enjoyed it and am already looking forward to next season.

“You feel crazy pressure when you are at Manchester United. There are eyes on you all the time, on and off the pitch, because the club is so huge. It takes some time to get used to, but I feel I have found a rhythm.”

With a busy upcoming summer transfer window, fans will be hoping that the club sign another striker to help Højlund as he continues his development.

Christian Eriksen is one player who might end up leaving the club. He became more of a squad player this season after Kobbie Mainoo’s emergence in the midfield.

Højlund has also explained how Eriksen has helped him settle in at Old Trafford, and how playing alongside his countryman, who has been at the top level for over a decade, has been surreal.

I have been happy to have shared my first season at Manchester United with Christian. He is special to me because he is the player he is, and I have always looked up to him,” added Højlund.

“Being a teammate with him in both Manchester United and the national team is in a way surreal for me.”